Financing


SUPPORT FOR FILM DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION, PROMOTION AND DISTRIBUTION

NATURE OF FUND: National

TYPES OF PROJECTS: Fiction, Documentary, Animation, Short films, Interactive projects

MAXIMUM AMOUNTS:

Production of a full-length feature – up to 725 000 EUR
Production of a short film – up to 60 000 EUR
Production of a feature documentary – up to 200 000 EUR
Production of a short documentary – up to 85 000 EUR
Production of a feature animation – up to 725 000 EUR
Production of a short animation – up to 145 000 EUR
Production of an animation series – up to 725 000 EUR
Development of a feature – up to 45 000 EUR
Development of a documentary – up to 25 000 EUR
Development of an animation – up to 60 000 EUR
Production of a micro-budget feature – up to 112 500 EUR
Production of a first time short film – up to 15 000 EUR
Production of a TV documentary – up to 10 000 EUR
Production of an interactive film project – up to 50 000 EUR
Development of an interactive film project – up to 15 000 EUR
Film scriptwriting – up to 6 000 EUR

STATE FUNDING FOR NATIONAL FILMS MAY NOT EXCEED:

  • 90% of the film development budget
  • 50% of the film production budget
  • 90 % of the experimental film production budget
  • 60% of the co-produced film production budget
  • 75% of the co-produced film production budget with countries from OECD list*
  • 90% of the film promotion budget
  • 50% of the film distribution budget

NATURE OF FUNDING: Selective

MAIN ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Cultural Test

SESSIONS PER YEAR: 2 (spring, autumn)

MAIN SELECTION CRITERIA: Quality and originality of the project, director’s and producer’s track record, financial aspects.

CO-PRODUCTION: Films produced under co-production conditions are given priority in allocating state funding. Minority co-productions are also supported.

Projects submitted for funding are evaluated by the Film Council. It is a collegial advisory institution of Lithuanian Film Centre and consists of 7 members: filmmakers, film experts, film producers, and representatives of the Lithuanian Film Centre.

SUPPORT TO FILM DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION, PROMOTION AND DISTRIBUTION IN 2017: 3 900 000 EUR

* http://www.oecd.org/dac/stats/daclist.htm